Bringing the Outdoor Indoors: Dracaena

This beautiful houseplant offers variegated leaves and a single upright stem -- so it resembles a decorative corn stalk without the ears. Plant several together in a large container for a fuller appearance.

Here's a tip: If your corn plant grows too tall, cut back the cane to a foot or two above the soil and new shoots to form below the cut.

Why We Love It: It bears colorful yellow-and-green-striped straplike leaves on an upright stem.

Name: Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'

Growing Conditions: Medium to bright light; 60-75 degrees F.; allow the soil surface to dry between waterings

Size: To 10 feet tall and 3 feet tall

Note: Corn plant is poisonous if eaten or chewed on by dogs.